Posted on May 12, 2019

Absolute Assurance Home Inspection Services, LLC

New Post: Home Inspection FAQ for Home Buyers & Sellers

What is a home inspection? 

We hear this question A LOT! Home Inspections can vary from State to State depending on whether a State regulates Home Inspections or not, but in general, most home inspections have evolved to follow a fairly standard definition. Like most States, a Maryland home inspection is a visual examination of the home's major structure, systems and components that are both visible and safely accessible.  The inspector should substantially adhere to a Standards of Practice that outlines what will be covered during a general home inspection, as well as what is excluded. Some inspectors may strictly follow the Standards of Practice, while others may exceed the Standards and inspect other items, or perform a more detailed inspection. Whatever the inspector includes in his or her inspection should be disclosed prior to the inspection – this is known as the scope of work and is usually identified in the pre-inspection Agreement or Contract provided by the Home Inspection company. The inspector should be able to provide you with a copy or online link to the Standards of Practice they follow.  After the inspection has been performed, the inspector should provide you with a written report as the deliverable, which may include photos and/or recommendations of his or her findings of the inspection.  Here at Absolute Assurance, we adhere to InterNACHI's Standards of Practice...
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